North of England
Commercial Procurement Collaborative


December's Contract of the Month is IT Hardware and Services (Link 2)



Following the popularity of the original LINK IT Hardware and Services Framework let by NOE CPC and NHS SBS, an OJEU re-procurement has been undertaken to establish this replacement LINK IT 2 Framework. This framework provides the ability to purchase a wide range of IT hardware and associated services across the 10 lots, each specialising in a specific portfolio of IT Hardware and related services.



  • Wide portfolio of IT hardware suitable for both office and clinical environments
  • Fixed pricing for standard NHS specifications
  • Flexible framework for use by NHS and other public sector organisations - “spot-buying” as well as longer term strategic purchases
  • Saving opportunities - depending on product specification and supplier choice
  • Robust contractual protection
  • Supplier commitment to minimum product lifecycles and notification period for planned product demise and introduction of new products
  • Ability to procure products with high sustainability benefits and energy consumption efficiencies and/or gain detailed information about the Energy Performance of products purchased
  • Supporting services including a range of deployment and maintenance packages
  • Provides a route to market for new technologies over the life of the framework i.e. Phablets and detachable devices
  • The ability to procure a bundle of hardware requirements through Lot 10.



  • Centerprise International Ltd
  • Dacoll Limited
  • Dell Corporation Ltd
  • Esteem System Ltd
  • HP Inc Ltd UK
  • Insight Direct (UK) Ltd
  • Parity Medical Ltd
  • Softcat Ltd
  • Software Box Ltd
  • Specialist Computer Centre (SCC)
  • Stone Computers Limited
  • XMA Limited

Please note that not all supplier are awarded to all lots. A full breakdown of suppliers by lot can be found in the briefing document.


Any questions?

Contact Alison Petrie

Senior Category Manager – ICT and Technology

0114 399 2018 | 07824 597 081

For more information about this contract please click here.

Written by Kate Warman